SEPTEMBER 30, 2017
…The current 17-year old US war in Afghanistan has uncanny resemblances to the
Vietnam War. In Kabul and Saigon, the US installed puppet governments that
command no loyalty except from minority groups. They were steeped in drugs
and corruption, and kept in power by intensive use of American air power. As in
Vietnam, the US military and civilian effort in Afghanistan is led by a toxic
mixture of deep ignorance and imperial arrogance.